PLANS & PRICING
First of all, congratulations on taking the leap - it will be a rollercoaster ride of learning and growth. And just like true growth, it’s not going to be very comfortable.
1. First write a letter to yourself about why you are embarking on this adventure - it will help on days when you question all your choices (and those days will come, just a question of when)
2. Assemble your support group - Have a few close friends or family as your support system - people who understand and encourage you in your adventure and will cheer you on. This will help you stay sane.
3. Financial - Have an idea where money will come from while you pursue this. Even if you are building something which will bring revenue, allow 3-6 months to start seeing any cash flow. Ex. if you want to become a chef, maybe you will have to spend some time being an apprentice or be part of someone else’s kitchen. If you are starting consulting and/or a product, do not expect to see any money come in for the first couple of months. As a thumb rule, have atleast 6 months worth of living expenses in the bank before taking the leap.
If you need to make some form of investment into getting started, know what the initial costs are, secure the upfront funding needed and have an ongoing budget.
Have some safety nets - Plan what you want to get out of the experience and have some ideas on what you would do if your plans A to E don’t work out. It’s not the end of the world, but considering the possibility and having a backup plan can give you some reassurance during a difficult phase.